EYFS Profile Will Remain Statutory For 2016/17

The email sent last week from the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) said the decision to keep the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) had been taken “to provide continuity and stability for schools, pupils and parents and avoid unnecessary change whilst we take time to review options for assessment in the Reception year beyond 2016 to 2017”.

The STA also said that it “recognised that this clarification comes during the summer break” but that it “wanted to confirm as soon as possible the position for local authorities, schools and others”.

Copy of email from the Standards and Testing Agency

The early year’s foundation stage profile will remain statutory for the 2016 to 2017 academic year

The early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) was due to become non-statutory from September 2016. Having carefully looked at the particular issues regarding the EYFSP and also in the context of the overall changes to primary assessment, the EYFSP will now remain statutory for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

This is to provide continuity and stability for school, pupils and parents and avoid unnecessary change whilst we take the time to review options for assessment in the reception year beyond 2016 to 2017.

In the meantime, schools must continue to complete the EYFSP for their reception-year pupils in the summer term, by 30 June 2017 and report the results to local authorities, schools and others ready for the start of the new term.

Assessment update sent Thursday 11th August 2016              

Get ready for this years new intake of children with the following documents:

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile 
The Foundation Stage Profile Template makes recording evidence and completing each child’s EYFS Profile easy

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook 2016
The EYFS Profile Handbook 2016 explains all you need to know on completing the EYFS profile check at the end of a child’s early years education.

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